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Bug#412006: dvidvi: Please Replace texlive-extra-utils (<< 2005.dfsg.2-12)

Package: dvidvi
Version: 1.0-8etch1
Severity: important


On upgrading texlive in Sid, which no longer provides a dvidvi binary
and now Recommends the dvidvi package instead, I got the following:

Selecting previously deselected package dvidvi.
Unpacking dvidvi (from .../dvidvi_1.0-8etch1_i386.deb) ...
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/dvidvi_1.0-8etch1_i386.deb (--unpack):
 trying to overwrite `/usr/bin/dvidvi', which is also in package texlive-extra-utils

This happens because at the time dvidvi was unpacked, the older version
of texlive-extra-utils was still installed.  This is the companion bug
to #411537.

The issue could be worked around if dvidvi had a line like
Replaces: texlive-extra-utils (<< 2005.dfsg.2-12)
in its control file.

If this fix could be targeted for etch-proposed-updates (e.g. version
number 1.0-8etch2) and if that version of dvidvi, and version
2005.dfsg.2-12 of texlive-bin, make it into Etch, then it will be
possible to upgrade texlive-extra-utils from earlier versions of Sid
or Etch with no troubles.

(Severity "important" rather than RC, since this issue won't affect
people upgrading to Etch or Sid from Sarge where there are no texlive
packages.  X-Debbug-CC'ed to release and tex-maint teams.)

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.8-3-k7
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages dvidvi depends on:
ii  libc6                       2.3.6.ds1-13 GNU C Library: Shared libraries

dvidvi recommends no packages.

-- no debconf information

best regards,

Kevin B. McCarty <kmccarty@princeton.edu>   Physics Department
WWW: http://www.princeton.edu/~kmccarty/    Princeton University
GPG: public key ID 4F83C751                 Princeton, NJ 08544

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